Right to a Fair Trial
State, federal, and even international law all purport to enforce every individual’s right to a fair trial. The United States Bill of Rights outlines our rights in any criminal prosecution through the Sixth Amendment. It says:
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”
Judge Harry Browne gives his take on what all of this means:
“A fair trial is one in which the rules of evidence are honored, the accused has competent counsel, and the judge enforces the proper courtroom procedures. (This is) a trial in which every assumption can be challenged.”
When you hire the right criminal defense attorney, he will be vigilant to find any issues that may cause a judge to be recused. Longstanding relationships with prosecuting attorneys could be one of many reasons why a judge may “unconsciously favor” the prosecution. When these things can be brought to light and proven, your skilled defense attorney will fight for your right to a fair trial by having that partial judge recused.
With over fifteen years of experience helping clients walk through a wide range of difficult and complex cases, skilled experienced criminal defense attorney Christopher T. Braddock knows how to approach the challenges of these kinds of cases. Having boldly sought after the right a fair trial for a number of clients, Mr. Braddock can represent your best interests and pursue the most positive outcome for you in your situation.